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Early in the 20th century, decades before the internet and Virtual High School existed, distance education was in its infancy. For those living in remote communities in the Great White North, there were often no local schools to attend and no educators to teach important life skills like literacy and basic math. To find a … Read More

Happy World Teachers’ Day

We celebrate World Teachers’ Day every year on October 5th to recognize the commitment teachers make to educating students around the world. Teachers work in a variety of settings and experience a range of challenges. All teachers, however, are united in aiding and promoting student success and continuing the development of education. We called on the various teams … Read More

Kiera Vere, a Geography/Concurrent Education student at Nipissing University, recently completed her alternative placement with Virtual High School. Kiera will be completing her degree in April, 2018 at which point she will be a certified teacher, and we are sure she will be a tremendous educator. Alternative placements introduce teacher candidates like Kiera to non-traditional teaching … Read More

Ms. Robar’s dog, Bing (left), and the view from her dock (right). Joanne Robar has been a member of the Virtual High School (VHS) and Virtual Elementary School (VES) teams since July of 2017. Ms. Robar has been teaching for 24 years in a wide variety of spaces and places. In addition to her work at VHS … Read More

2017 has been another busy and exciting year at Virtual High School. As we gear up for 2018, we’d like to reflect on some of the big events of this year.  New Courses Virtual High School’s academic departments continued to work on updating and launching courses this year. In 2017, SNC4M launched and ENG2P, CHA3U, … Read More

World Teacher’s Day

We celebrate World Teacher’s Day on October 5 each year to recognize the commitment teachers make to educating students around the world. At VHS, our highly qualified teachers provide excellent student support and are a vital part of an overall positive student experience. It might interest you to know that our curriculum coordinators, department heads, course writers, and content … Read More

This is the fourth post in our series of mental health stories. We want to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness by talking about it, so we are sharing real stories from our students and staff about the difficult realities of mental illness.  Our Stories I had to deal with a mild depression during a … Read More

Ms. Kristina Simons has taught HSB4U, HHS4U, CGC1D, and CGW4U with VHS. Kristina’s career began after she completed her Master’s in Critical Studies in Education in 2012. She then began teaching at an international school in Dhaka, Bangladesh to a small group of grade 5 and 6 students. There, her eyes were opened to a whole new … Read More

Mr. James Mintz teaches one of our most popular science courses, SCH4U – grade 12 chemistry.  Mr. Mintz describes himself as, first and foremost, a scientist; He initially studied medical laboratory technology and later began teaching. His first year of teaching was at a private school, where he taught chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Throughout … Read More

Sarah Cooper teaches ENG3U, CHC2D, CHC2P, CH3WM, CHI4U, and CHY4U at Virtual High School. Along with many of our students, Sarah Cooper benefits from the flexibility that comes with online education. Since starting at VHS in 2008, she has worked with VHS students while living in various American and European cities as well as in … Read More